The Houston Film Critics Society (“HFCS”) is calling for entries for the second annual Texas Independent Film Award (“TIFA”), to be announced this winter at the 5th Annual HFCS Film Awards.
The TIFA is given annually by the HFCS to a film which is primarily financed and filmed in Texas and which was initially distributed between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012. It represents the HFCS choice for the best in Texas Independent Film.
“Supporting Texas made- and Texas independent film is important and the HFCS is proud to lead the way in letting the rest of the country know the quality of the work being made here,” HFCS President Joshua Starnes said.
Any producer with a qualifying film they wish to nominate must send five (5) DVD copies to: Houston Film Critics Society, 22918 Tree House Ln., Spring, TX, 77373 by November 1, 2012 to be considered. Qualifying films must be feature length but can include both narrative and documentary films.
Nominations will be announced on December 15, 2012, and the winner will be announced at the 5th Annual HFCS Film Awards on January 5, 2013 at the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston.
Founded in 2007, the Houston Film Critics Society is a not-for-profit organization of 26 print, broadcast and Internet film critics based in the Greater Metropolitan Houston area. Its membership includes critics not only from all the major Houston-area outlets but also from national publications and websites and respected Hollywood trade publications.
The first TIFA award, given out in January, 2012 recognized “Puncture” from Millennium Entertainment.